Switzerland Lake Geneva French Swiss Border Switzerland 5 day around Geneva Motorcycle Tour

Switzerland 5 day around Geneva Motorcycle Tour

Lake Geneva French Swiss Border, Switzerland
Bed Breakfast and Dinner in Quality Hotels

This 5 day, 4 night tour with 3 days riding in centred around Geneva, Switzerland and crosses the border regularly to and from France using generally twisty and at times technically challenging mountain roads.

On this guided motorcycle tour you will ride some of the best motorcycle routes in Lake Geneva French Swiss Border

Lake Geneva Geneva Switzerland Twisted Gun Monument at United Nations Palace-de-Nations plaza grounds Geneva Switzerland The Waterfront at Geneva Switzerland

Sorry we have no plans to repeat this tour at present. If you are interested in this tour please contact us and we shall set a date, alternatively, browse our upcoming tours to see what's new.


Other dates and tour variations availble for groups of 3 - 8 riders

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Our base for this motorcycle tour is the 4 Star Best Western Porte Sud De Geneve. Sitting on the edge of the A40 on the French side of the border it affords great transport links and allows us to rapidly escape the city and venture into the surrounding countryside for each of the three days riding.

The 84 roomed hotel was built in 2003 and has spacious rooms and excellent leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and a well-equipped gym

It takes about 15 minutes by taxi to reach the hotel from the Airport and central Geneva can be easily reached by public transport for those wishing to accompany riders but not wanting to take part in the tour.

Look at this itineary and discover some of the most interesting motorcycle routes in Switzerland

Geneva sightseeing

War memorial chair with broken leg and fountains in GenevaThis is the day of arrival. Some will be travelling further than others and those who arrive earliest can spend the day sightseeing in Geneva. Take a bot trip on Lake geneva, see the famous Jet d'Eau fountain and flower clock, stroll through the botanical gardens, visit the Palace of Nations or the UN or for the more technically minded CERN.

You will simply not run out of things to do in and around Geneva in a week let alone a day so plan your route well to see as much as possible in the available time. Anything you missed you can probably catch when we return hear at the end of the tour.

Our hotel is rated 4 star and is just on the outskirts of the city making it ideal for parking whilst being within easy reach of all Geneva has to offer.

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Geneva, Flumet, St Etienne-de-Cuines, Sevrier (200 miles)

Approaching St Etienne-de-CuineThis circuit departs Geneva heading south into the Rhone-Alpes passing through Bonneville from where you get great views on Mont Blanc towering in the distance then on to the village of Flumet which is a popular Ski resort sitting just to the west of Mt Blanc but in the summer is far more a sleepy mountain village.

After a short break we continue south towards Beaufort then west to Albertville the further south to reach Saint Etienne-de-Cuines where we break for lunch. This small town main employer is a past factory and as you might expect the surrounding countryside is largely agricultural with a fair amount of sport fishing occurring along the river. Although that does not necessarily mean fish on a bed of pasta for lunch!

After lunch we begin our journey back north to Geneva making a stop at Servier on the western shore of Lake Annecy before returning to the hotel.

This route is mixed riding along some minor and very twisty roads in the earlky part of the rode and wider but still twisty roads in the later part of the day. Expect to be in the saddle for close to 6 hours.

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Geneva, Morbier, Baume-les-Messieurs, Bellegarde (170 miles)

This circuit from Geneva into the Juras stops at Morbier, Cascades du Herisson (waterfals), Baume-les-Messieurs and Bellegarde

Baume-les-MessieursWe depart Geneva climbing up to Gex and onward into the Juras. As we turn through the hsirpin bends you will get fantastic views of lake Geneva and beyond. We will stop for photographs along the way and break for morning coffee around Morez.

we continue to "cascades du Hérisson" which area a set of 31 waterfalls on the river "Le Hérisson" (Hedgehog) you can spend a lot of time here but we only plan a short visit before proceeding to Baume-les-Messieurs where we shall break for lunch. Baume-les-Messieurs is located at the foot of high rugged cliffs in the Jura plateau and is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. The major sites in the area are the Abbey and the caves.

The return journey takes us past Lons-le-Saunier, through forests and across the river l'Ain to Bellegarde where the Valserine and the Rhone merge. There is a sixty-metre-deep geologic fault just to the north of Bellegarde into which the Rhone River used to disappear during the dry season but the creation of the Genissiat dam for the hydroelectric station has altered the course of the river; however; a similar feature called pertes de la Valserine still exists in the same area. We take our afternoon refreshment break here and you can examine these local features.

The final leg of this route brings us along the Rhone and back to Geneva.

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Geneva, Lac du Joux, Fribourg, Montreux (210 miles)

We depart Geneva and take the northern shore of Lake Geneva to Perroy where we climb into the mountains towards l'Abbey on the western shore of Lac du Joux where we stop for morning coffee.

FribourgWe continue heading east passing through Romainnoyier which has a lovely Monastery and then past the spa town of Yverdon on Lake Neuchatel then on to the ancient Roman town of Avenches before  reaching Fribourg where we break for lunch. Fribourg sits on a high plateau (581 mtrs) and the river Sarine passes through the town.

We follow the course of the Sarine south to Lake Gruyere and then back to Lake Geneva where we rest at Montreux on the Eastern shore of the lake.

We end our days trip largely following the southern shore line of Lake Geneva back to the hotel having spent close to 7 hours riding we can relax in the hotel leisure facility.

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Route Variation

Please note that maps are indicative because it is not always possible to enter all the waypoints and on the day of departure as we need to review our routes based upon the latest traffic and weather information available making changes as and when necessary.

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Other dates and tour variations availble for groups of 3 - 8 riders

Motorcycles available for hire on this tour

All motorcycles are obtained directly from local mainstream dealers. We do not have exclusive access to these motorbikes and so availability must be confirmed. Prices and terms are set by the dealers who supply the machines.

  • BMW F700GS Rent BMW F700GS

    • Restrictions: Theft-Damage deposit 1500,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €110
  • BMW F800R Rent BMW F800R

    • From the 'Roadster' range, the F 800 R is an extremely capable motorcycle and makes an excellent touring bike.
    • Restrictions: Theft-Damage deposit 1500,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €120
  • BMW R1200GS Rent BMW R1200GS

    • There is no better Enduro bike. BMW created this class with the R 80 GS over 30 years ago and it's gone from strength to strength ever since.
    • Restrictions: heft-Damage deposit 2.000,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €175
  • BMW R1200RS Rent BMW R1200RS

    • When fitted with panniers this makes a great touring bike and is a classic 'roadster' version of the iconic BMW boxer engine
    • Restrictions: heft-Damage deposit 2.000,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €165
  • BMW R1200RT Rent BMW R1200RT

    • The most accomplished touring motorcycle for many years and it remains the bike of choice for long distance touring.
    • Restrictions: theft-Damage deposit 2.000,00 (credit card authorization only)
    • Dialy Hire: Euro €159

Further details

Parties interested in this tour should get in touch now to intimate interest via our Enquiries Form or email hi@mctours.eu or phone +44(0)141 416 0230